Nokia has won a managed services deal from T-Mobile Netherlands.
The five-year managed services contract between T-Mobile Netherlands and Nokia include automated network and security operations, as well as a service-centric optical network. Nokia will be assisting T-Mobile Netherlands to accelerate digital transformation while securing its fixed and mobile networks against cyber threats.
Nokia’s network and services operations centre will deliver these services on a 24×7 basis. Nokia will use its NetGuard Audit Compliance Manager to audit the security configurations of T-Mobile Netherlands to improve compliance to regulations and minimize risks.
The partnership will also ensure a superior user experience for clients through comprehensive managed multi-vendor network operation services. In addition, cognitive services based on the Nokia AVA AI-ML system will transform the overall efficiency of the network operation and guarantee the resilience required in the digital era.
Nokia will also modernize the operator’s optical network by consolidating its existing Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks into one new core and aggregation network.
T-Mobile’s DWDM network will cover the entire country, including 50+ strategic cities, offering its customers enhanced service quality and speeds reaching 400Gbit/s and higher, while it benefits from a simplified network that increases operational and cost efficiency.
Nokia said the optical solutions being deployed to further future-proof T-Mobile’s network are based on the Nokia WaveFabric service-ready platforms and Nokia WaveSuite software portfolio.
The Nokia NSP (Network Services Platform) will provide network automation for faster delivery of transport services, optimized network utilization and traffic engineering, as well as dynamic assurance for operating the network with maximum performance and reliability, the telecom network maker said.
Jeroen van Straten, Director Network Operations at T-Mobile, said: “T-Mobile wants its customers to enjoy our networks without any privacy concerns. That is why we continuously challenge ourselves to make our networks as stable and secure as possible.”